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YouTube monetization changes make it harder for new and lesser-known creators to earn

YouTube monetization changes make it harder for new and lesser-known creators to earn

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Google-owned video sharing service has made its monetizing regulations tougher again. The YouTube monetization regulations are getting tougher again, making it harder for video creators to reach the minimum requirements for earning. The new rules go beyond the number of views threshold implemented in 2017 for the Partner Program. The new YouTube monetization rules require that a channel must have at least 10,000 views to apply for the Partner Program, which was made … Read entire article »

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Americans look to mobile shopping research first, then head to stores

Americans look to mobile shopping research first, then head to stores

New research shows that most U.S. consumers will check out a product online before buying in person. Last year, the American e-commerce market watched mobile shopping research take off before consumers were even getting in their cars to visit stores. In fact 88 percent of consumers were using the internet to read up on products before making an in-store purchase. During the holiday season, many people who had planned to shop online headed to brick and mortar … Read entire article »

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QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

As shoppers head to their smartphone as a part of their shopping journey, quick response codes play a growing role. QR code usage has been taking off at a time when it had been expected to die off by many people in the tech industry. Its affordability and ease of use has made it highly appealing as a part of retail mobile marketing strategies. This claim is supported by research results put forward by Juniper Research. Juniper now … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

Despite all the hype and the massive investments by tech giants, wearables just aren’t taking with consumers. Wearable technology growth had been expected to continue seeing striking increases for many years to come. That said, despite the best efforts of tech giants, this has not been the case. Growth slowed down this year and is expected to continue dropping into next year as well. eMarketer, the market research firm, has reported that wearable technology growth is slowing in … Read entire article »

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Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

According to First Data Corp, smartphone based transactions hit a tipping point with a 75 percent growth rate. Following an exceptionally slow rate of adoption over the last few years, restaurant mobile payments are finally starting to catch on, particularly in the quick service industry. This year saw an impressive growth rate and it is expected to continue in this strong and positive direction. Payment technology company, First Data Corp, reported a massive rise in smartphone transactions. Quick … Read entire article »

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UnionPay QR codes to launch in all 6 AsiaMalls next year

UnionPay QR codes to launch in all 6 AsiaMalls next year

The quick response code based mobile payments will allow merchants to process smartphone based transactions. Starting in 2018, UnionPay QR codes will be available in all 6 AsiaMalls shopping mall locations across Singapore. This will give consumers the opportunity to use their smartphones to be able to make mobile payments within the shopping centers. The news was released in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from AsiaMalls Management and UnionPay International. This new partnership represents the first one a … Read entire article »

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2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

A massive data breach that affected 57 million customers was not disclosed to those individuals last year. A massive Uber security breach that occurred in 2016 allowed hackers to get their hands on the personal information of 57 million customers. The handling of the event was poor enough that some of the company’s key security department personnel – including its head – have been fired. So far, Uber hasn’t released many details regarding the original handling of … Read entire article »

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Why an external battery charger will be a top stocking stuffer purchase this Black Friday

Why an external battery charger will be a top stocking stuffer purchase this Black Friday

Mogix is ready for yet another record breaking holiday season, and this year it’s starting with coupon codes. Fans of the Mogix external battery charger will be thrilled to know the company is offering a 36 percent off coupon code for Amazon shoppers on Black Friday long weekend (starting Today at 4:00PM (PST) through Monday at 11:59pm). To take advantage of the savings, customers simply need to enter the discount code MGXHODAY during the checkout process. This … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

The social network’s peer to peer smartphone transactions will be enabled through its Messenger app outside the U.S. The largest social network in the world is now taking its Facebook mobile payments outside the United States for the first time. This move is meant to make it possible for users to be able to send money to each other by way of the official Messenger texting application. To start, the mobile payments service will be headed toward … Read entire article »

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Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

New research results from PayPal show that Aussies head to shops to make purchases on their phones. Australian mobile commerce has been taking off in a rather interesting way, says recent PayPal data released by the company. The research revealed a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of Australians purchasing products and services by way of their mobile devices. Mobile shoppers are using their devices to buy something at least once per week in that country. The … Read entire article »

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Twitter ad transparency gets a boost to prevent potential future elections tampering

Twitter ad transparency gets a boost to prevent potential future elections tampering

Social media networks have been scrambling to improve their reputations when it comes to elections results. Twitter has announced that it is making some serious changes to the Twitter ad transparency on its platform. Following a Russian political advertising investigation, the company is aiming to ensure that it will avoid influencing future elections results. The new transparency center will launch in coming weeks and will make it easier for users to see who is advertising. Over the next … Read entire article »

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